Fort marks Oktoberfest with fun, food
Fred and Ruth Seabrook are regulars.

This week
Minority business conference: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today; municipal building, 214 Park Ave. S.W.; Aiken Chamber of Commerce; reservations required; free; 641-1111

Around the block
An opening ceremony for the new Clear Channel House Family Y, 1147 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10. Call 279-2323.

Meetings
AIKEN CAMERA CLUB: 7:30 p.m. third Mondays; H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

School lunch menu
Aiken County school lunch menu for the week./P>

Area adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Navy vet tells story of Tuskegee Airmen for freedom series
Al Jackson owes a lot to the men who served before him.

School lunch menu
Aiken County school lunch menu for the week./P>

Reunions
Silver Bluff High School 1985: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15; contact Susan Todd Porter, stporter@fhfllp.com

Reunions
Silver Bluff High School 1985: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15; contact Susan Todd Porter, stporter@fhfllp.com

Group is putting children in motion
Retired Marine Cpl. Lane Parker never thought he would see a room full of "combat-hardened veterans" cry.

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

Physics students build launchers for competition
The first tomato shot out of Overkill missed its target by a few yards - assuming it ever landed after flying over the pine trees behind North Augusta High School.

Around the block
An opening ceremony for the new Clear Channel House Family Y, 1147 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10. Call 279-2323.

Veterans ring in fall with festival
The second floor of the uptown Department of Veterans Affairs Center was bursting with activity Thursday with about 300 patients participating in the 36th annual Fall Festival.

This week
Minority business conference: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today; municipal building, 214 Park Ave. S.W.; Aiken Chamber of Commerce; reservations required; free; 641-1111

Winter Colony home becomes private club
Fifty years ago, a venerable old Aiken home took on a new identity when the Green Boundary Club was founded on Whiskey Road.

Milestones
Haley Mottel, a 2005 graduate of North Augusta High School and daughter of Phillip and Kim Mottel, of North Augusta, has received a $1,000 grant from The Comcast Foundation.

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

Veterans ring in fall with festival
The second floor of the uptown Department of Veterans Affairs Center was bursting with activity Thursday with about 300 patients participating in the 36th annual Fall Festival.

Meetings
AIKEN CAMERA CLUB: 7:30 p.m. third Mondays; H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Fort marks Oktoberfest with fun, food
Fred and Ruth Seabrook are regulars.

Physics students build launchers for competition
The first tomato shot out of Overkill missed its target by a few yards - assuming it ever landed after flying over the pine trees behind North Augusta High School.

Navy vet tells story of Tuskegee Airmen for freedom series
Al Jackson owes a lot to the men who served before him.

Milestones
Haley Mottel, a 2005 graduate of North Augusta High School and daughter of Phillip and Kim Mottel, of North Augusta, has received a $1,000 grant from The Comcast Foundation.

Winter Colony home becomes private club
Fifty years ago, a venerable old Aiken home took on a new identity when the Green Boundary Club was founded on Whiskey Road.

Group is putting children in motion
Retired Marine Cpl. Lane Parker never thought he would see a room full of "combat-hardened veterans" cry.

Area adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Museum opens display on man and animals
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - The Van Gogh Museum has opened a new exhibition that explores people's changing view of animals during the period when Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution.

Museum opens display on man and animals
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - The Van Gogh Museum has opened a new exhibition that explores people's changing view of animals during the period when Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution.

Museum opens display on man and animals

Book awards draw little public attention

Book awards draw little public attention
NEW YORK - What if a people's choice award was held and the people didn't choose?

Book awards draw little public attention
NEW YORK - What if a people's choice award was held and the people didn't choose?

Can Red Sox rekindle magic?

Cards slam Padres, 8-5
ST. LOUIS - Reggie Sanders, Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals looked every bit like the best team in baseball - even with a shaky ending.

White Sox halt champ's streak
CHICAGO - The winning socks came from the White Sox. Now, maybe it's their turn to end a long championship drought.

Yankees like their chances on the road
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The last time the New York Yankees traveled to Anaheim in the playoffs, their pitchers got pounded and they headed home for the winter frustrated after a first-round exit.

White Sox halt champ's streak

Cards slam Padres, 8-5
ST. LOUIS - Reggie Sanders, Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals looked every bit like the best team in baseball - even with a shaky ending.

Peavy struggles in first postseason game
ST. LOUIS - Jake Peavy picked a bad time for his worst start of the season, and an even worse time to get hurt.

White Sox halt champ's streak
CHICAGO - The winning socks came from the White Sox. Now, maybe it's their turn to end a long championship drought.

No quit among Astros
ATLANTA - They were dead. Buried. And somewhat literally.

Peavy struggles in first postseason game
ST. LOUIS - Jake Peavy picked a bad time for his worst start of the season, and an even worse time to get hurt.

Can Red Sox rekindle magic?
Trying to end an 88-year championship drought, the White Sox need only look across the field to find hope.

Playoff capsules

No quit among Astros
ATLANTA - They were dead. Buried. And somewhat literally.

Playoff capsules
ASTROS VS. BRAVES

Yankees like their chances on the road

Can Red Sox rekindle magic?
Trying to end an 88-year championship drought, the White Sox need only look across the field to find hope.

Peavy struggles in first postseason game

Playoff capsules
ASTROS VS. BRAVES

No quit among Astros

Yankees like their chances on the road
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The last time the New York Yankees traveled to Anaheim in the playoffs, their pitchers got pounded and they headed home for the winter frustrated after a first-round exit.

Cards slam Padres, 8-5

It's about time we praise lazy people's contributions

Braves look for spark from rookies in playoffs
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones said the Braves' 90-win season that continued the franchise's run of 14 consecutive postseason appearances was best characterized by Andruw Jones' major league-leading 51 home runs.

Smoltz tired of talking about his shoulder
ATLANTA - John Smoltz slipped out of the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse through a side door, hoping to avoid reporters camped out by his locker.

Braves' 'Big 3' ready for test
ATLANTA - Seemingly all the chatter about pitching the past couple of days around here has centered on Houston's big three of Andy Pettitte, Roger Clemens and Roy Oswalt.

Smoltz tired of talking about his shoulder
ATLANTA - John Smoltz slipped out of the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse through a side door, hoping to avoid reporters camped out by his locker.

Smoltz tired of talking about his shoulder

Same time this year
This was supposed to be the end. But the Atlanta Braves are right where they've been each October for the past 13 seasons - in the playoffs. The division series with the Houston Astros starts today.

Ailing Braves try to avoid first-round exit
ATLANTA - Eager to avoid another first-round exit, the Atlanta Braves come into the playoffs with all sorts of worries.

Braves' 'Big 3' ready for test
ATLANTA - Seemingly all the chatter about pitching the past couple of days around here has centered on Houston's big three of Andy Pettitte, Roger Clemens and Roy Oswalt.

Same time this year
This was supposed to be the end. But the Atlanta Braves are right where they've been each October for the past 13 seasons - in the playoffs. The division series with the Houston Astros starts today.

Braves look for spark from rookies in playoffs

Braves' 'Big 3' ready for test

Ailing Braves try to avoid first-round exit
ATLANTA - Eager to avoid another first-round exit, the Atlanta Braves come into the playoffs with all sorts of worries.

Ailing Braves try to avoid first-round exit

Braves look for spark from rookies in playoffs
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones said the Braves' 90-win season that continued the franchise's run of 14 consecutive postseason appearances was best characterized by Andruw Jones' major league-leading 51 home runs.

Same time this year

Paper maker idling 1,100
ATLANTA - Georgia-Pacific Corp., maker of Brawny paper towels and a variety of other paper and lumber products, said Tuesday it is cutting more than 1,000 jobs in a broad restructuring that aims to save $100 million a year.

Inflation worries, dire reports lower stocks

Sales tax taken off efficient products
ATLANTA - When Bobby Strozier was shopping for a new washing machine three years ago, he relied on word-of-mouth advice to pick a model.

Flight numbers shrink to save fuel
ATLANTA- Delta Air Lines Inc., buffeted by high fuel costs in the wake of Katrina and Rita, said it is reducing its domestic flight schedule.

Sales tax taken off efficient products

Minority-owned businesses get fewer contracts
WASHINGTON - Minority-owned businesses say they're paying the price for the decision by Congress and the Bush administration to waive certain rules for Hurricane Katrina recovery contracts.

Report triggers worry; stocks end day mixed

Economy gets mixed report
NEW YORK - The nation's manufacturing sector shook off the impact of Hurricane Katrina and expanded robustly during September, but prices for raw materials surged, raising the specter of higher inflation and interest rates.

Crude oil prices decrease

Flight numbers shrink to save fuel

Speakers urge businesses to build wide relationships

Crude oil prices decrease
Crude oil prices slid more than $1 a barrel Tuesday in a sign that market jitters have eased with the summer driving season over and the winter heating season yet to begin, analysts said.

Paper maker idling 1,100

Paper maker idling 1,100
ATLANTA - Georgia-Pacific Corp., maker of Brawny paper towels and a variety of other paper and lumber products, said Tuesday it is cutting more than 1,000 jobs in a broad restructuring that aims to save $100 million a year.

Sales tax taken off efficient products
ATLANTA - When Bobby Strozier was shopping for a new washing machine three years ago, he relied on word-of-mouth advice to pick a model.

Inflation worries, dire reports lower stocks
NEW YORK - Stocks fell Tuesday as a number of companies warned of profit shortfalls and higher costs, some of which could be passed along to consumers.

Group adds to lodging market
They call it Holiday Inn Drive, but it's not limited to Holiday Inns. A Fairfield Inn is planned for a 2006 opening in front of the Holiday Inn on Gordon Highway.

Crude oil prices decrease
Crude oil prices slid more than $1 a barrel Tuesday in a sign that market jitters have eased with the summer driving season over and the winter heating season yet to begin, analysts said.

Month weak in SUV sales
DETROIT - Sales of sport utility vehicles took a dive in September, dragging down U.S. automakers that were already expecting payback after a summer of employee-pricing discounts.

Speakers urge businesses to build wide relationships
Networking extended from Augusta to Boston and all the way to Africa on Tuesday at the Third Annual Regional Minority Enterprise Conference & Expo.

Group adds to lodging market

Month weak in SUV sales

Economy gets mixed report

Report triggers worry; stocks end day mixed
NEW YORK - Stocks turned in a mixed performance Monday after a report showed that the nation's manufacturing sector is expanding but facing even higher costs, triggering worries about inflation and rising interest rates.

Inflation worries, dire reports lower stocks
NEW YORK - Stocks fell Tuesday as a number of companies warned of profit shortfalls and higher costs, some of which could be passed along to consumers.

Month weak in SUV sales
DETROIT - Sales of sport utility vehicles took a dive in September, dragging down U.S. automakers that were already expecting payback after a summer of employee-pricing discounts.

Minority-owned businesses get fewer contracts
WASHINGTON - Minority-owned businesses say they're paying the price for the decision by Congress and the Bush administration to waive certain rules for Hurricane Katrina recovery contracts.

Group adds to lodging market
They call it Holiday Inn Drive, but it's not limited to Holiday Inns. A Fairfield Inn is planned for a 2006 opening in front of the Holiday Inn on Gordon Highway.

Flight numbers shrink to save fuel
ATLANTA- Delta Air Lines Inc., buffeted by high fuel costs in the wake of Katrina and Rita, said it is reducing its domestic flight schedule.

Report triggers worry; stocks end day mixed
NEW YORK - Stocks turned in a mixed performance Monday after a report showed that the nation's manufacturing sector is expanding but facing even higher costs, triggering worries about inflation and rising interest rates.

Speakers urge businesses to build wide relationships
Networking extended from Augusta to Boston and all the way to Africa on Tuesday at the Third Annual Regional Minority Enterprise Conference & Expo.

Economy gets mixed report
NEW YORK - The nation's manufacturing sector shook off the impact of Hurricane Katrina and expanded robustly during September, but prices for raw materials surged, raising the specter of higher inflation and interest rates.

Minority-owned businesses get fewer contracts

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 5, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 5, 2005.

Tennessee looking for more big plays

Tennessee looking for more big plays
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee offensive lineman Arron Sears is all for gaining big chunks of yards that lead quickly to the end zone.

Crimson Tide's victory didn't come without a price
Reviewing and previewing college football

Crimson Tide's victory didn't come without a price

Crimson Tide's victory didn't come without a price
Reviewing and previewing college football

Tennessee looking for more big plays
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee offensive lineman Arron Sears is all for gaining big chunks of yards that lead quickly to the end zone.

Now an ace can lead to bright future

Vital principle at stake
Could New York Times reporter Judith Miller have gotten out of jail a lot earlier than three months if she'd only tried harder?

No safe sanctuaries

Nobel's right choice

A mixed blessing

A shocking loss
The Augusta community especially, but also the state of Georgia, was shocked to learn of the sudden heart-attack death Sunday night of state Rep. Henry Howard, D-Augusta.

No safe sanctuaries
Maybe it's time for Syrian strongman Bashar Assad to worry about whether it's a good idea to continue letting al-Qaida terrorists and Sunni-led insurgents have safe sanctuary in his country.

Backing away from a fight?
What's more important? Getting a conservative on the U.S. Supreme Court who will leave us alone? Or finding a nominee who can fly under the radar and not attract much Democratic flak?

Nobel's right choice
Drs. Barry Marshall and Robin Warren this week won the Nobel Prize in medicine, which they certainly earned - the hard way.

A shocking loss

A mixed blessing
Ronald Burke didn't break into Bernard Dunstan III's home. But the two-bit burglar ended up taking everything Dunstan had.

Backing away from a fight?

Nobel's right choice
Drs. Barry Marshall and Robin Warren this week won the Nobel Prize in medicine, which they certainly earned - the hard way.

Backing away from a fight?
What's more important? Getting a conservative on the U.S. Supreme Court who will leave us alone? Or finding a nominee who can fly under the radar and not attract much Democratic flak?

A mixed blessing
Ronald Burke didn't break into Bernard Dunstan III's home. But the two-bit burglar ended up taking everything Dunstan had.

A shocking loss
The Augusta community especially, but also the state of Georgia, was shocked to learn of the sudden heart-attack death Sunday night of state Rep. Henry Howard, D-Augusta.

No safe sanctuaries
Maybe it's time for Syrian strongman Bashar Assad to worry about whether it's a good idea to continue letting al-Qaida terrorists and Sunni-led insurgents have safe sanctuary in his country.

Vital principle at stake

Vital principle at stake
Could New York Times reporter Judith Miller have gotten out of jail a lot earlier than three months if she'd only tried harder?

Study: Films ignore negative consequences
LONDON - Hollywood might be bad for your health, according to a new study, which concludes that blockbuster movies paint a consequence-free view of sex and drugs.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - The engagement has been called off, but Paris Latsis has only kind words for his ex-fiancee, Paris Hilton.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - The engagement has been called off, but Paris Latsis has only kind words for his ex-fiancee, Paris Hilton.

Jagger denies reports of Stones rift over his girlfriend
LONDON - Mick Jagger says his girlfriend, stylist L'Wren Scott, isn't trying to rehab the Rolling Stones' choice of clothing and smoking habits.

Study: Films ignore negative consequences
LONDON - Hollywood might be bad for your health, according to a new study, which concludes that blockbuster movies paint a consequence-free view of sex and drugs.

Benigni's new film focuses on war in Iraq
ROME - Like the Oscar-winning "Life Is Beautiful," which tackled the Holocaust, Roberto Benigni's new film, "La Tigre e la Neve (The Tiger and the Snow)," is a comedy set against a tragic backdrop - the war in Iraq.

People in the News
PARIS - Jane Fonda canceled plans to attend a premiere of a documentary about her former husband Roger Vadim in southern France because of hip and back problems.

Jagger denies reports of Stones rift over his girlfriend
LONDON - Mick Jagger says his girlfriend, stylist L'Wren Scott, isn't trying to rehab the Rolling Stones' choice of clothing and smoking habits.

Benigni's new film focuses on war in Iraq
ROME - Like the Oscar-winning "Life Is Beautiful," which tackled the Holocaust, Roberto Benigni's new film, "La Tigre e la Neve (The Tiger and the Snow)," is a comedy set against a tragic backdrop - the war in Iraq.

People in the News
PARIS - Jane Fonda canceled plans to attend a premiere of a documentary about her former husband Roger Vadim in southern France because of hip and back problems.

Change a light bulb, save a few bucks
Saving money is as easy as changing a light bulb.

Change a light bulb, save a few bucks
Saving money is as easy as changing a light bulb.

Georgians get tax break on energy-efficient items
ATLANTA - Beginning Thursday, Georgians will get a tax break on energy-efficient items for their homes.

Georgians get tax break on energy-efficient items

Change a light bulb, save a few bucks

Georgians get tax break on energy-efficient items
ATLANTA - Beginning Thursday, Georgians will get a tax break on energy-efficient items for their homes.

Cod, a feast for fall

Calendar offers selection of firefighters' cookie recipes
California's professional firefighters showed off their considerable cooking talents in a third annual "milk and cookies" recipe contest - and the winners' cookie recipes are now available to all cooks in the 2006 Milk and Cookies Calendar.

Calendar offers selection of firefighters' cookie recipes
California's professional firefighters showed off their considerable cooking talents in a third annual "milk and cookies" recipe contest - and the winners' cookie recipes are now available to all cooks in the 2006 Milk and Cookies Calendar.

Pumpkin-cider stew returns gourd to table

Cod, a feast for fall
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - A favorite of the New England Atlantic coast, cod is lean, flaky, and delicate. Seafood lovers and fish novices alike enjoy its mild flavor and tender bite.

Pumpkin-cider stew returns gourd to table
Because we're moving into a pumpkin time of year, here's a recipe for a savory pumpkin-cider stew in which edible pumpkins replace the traditional potatoes. Yet, for all its substance and flavor, a serving of this hearty dish has only about 8 grams of fat.

Pumpkin-cider stew returns gourd to table
Because we're moving into a pumpkin time of year, here's a recipe for a savory pumpkin-cider stew in which edible pumpkins replace the traditional potatoes. Yet, for all its substance and flavor, a serving of this hearty dish has only about 8 grams of fat.

Calendar offers selection of firefighters' cookie recipes

Cod, a feast for fall
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - A favorite of the New England Atlantic coast, cod is lean, flaky, and delicate. Seafood lovers and fish novices alike enjoy its mild flavor and tender bite.

Two Ga. Southern basketball players shot at bar
STATESBORO, Ga. - Three men are in custody after two Georgia Southern basketball players were shot early Sunday morning after an apparent argument at a bar.

Two Ga. Southern basketball players shot at bar
STATESBORO, Ga. - Three men are in custody after two Georgia Southern basketball players were shot early Sunday morning after an apparent argument at a bar.

Tech relishes another home game
ATLANTA - Nothing can lift the mood of Georgia Tech's football team faster than the approach of another Thursday night game - a novelty in the early 1990s now regarded as a tradition for the Yellow Jackets.

Tech relishes another home game
ATLANTA - Nothing can lift the mood of Georgia Tech's football team faster than the approach of another Thursday night game - a novelty in the early 1990s now regarded as a tradition for the Yellow Jackets.

Two Ga. Southern basketball players shot at bar

Tech relishes another home game

Ripken group brings larger staff to team
Four new faces popped out of the cubicles Monday at the Augusta GreenJackets' office.

Ripken group brings larger staff to team
Four new faces popped out of the cubicles Monday at the Augusta GreenJackets' office.

An elite field on public domain

An elite field on public domain
SAN FRANCISCO - For much of the last three decades, it was difficult to see Harding Park as anything but a tattered municipal golf course taking up valuable property along Lake Merced.

An elite field on public domain
SAN FRANCISCO - For much of the last three decades, it was difficult to see Harding Park as anything but a tattered municipal golf course taking up valuable property along Lake Merced.

Ripken group brings larger staff to team

Red Devils' defense has dominated

Red Devils' defense has dominated
WHO'S HOT: Lincoln County. After three straight wins, Lincoln County (3-3) becomes the second team to make an appearance in both the who's hot and who's not sections.

Red Devils' defense has dominated
WHO'S HOT: Lincoln County. After three straight wins, Lincoln County (3-3) becomes the second team to make an appearance in both the who's hot and who's not sections.

Hockey's greatest player turns to coaching
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Wayne Gretzky was lured to coaching by the most basic reason: a love of the game.

Thrashers GM hopes to meet with Kovalchuk
ATLANTA - Ilya Kovalchuk will be in Atlanta this week to see his new daughter, and the Thrashers hope they can meet with their holdout forward during his visit.

Thrashers GM hopes to meet with Kovalchuk

Hockey's greatest player turns to coaching
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Wayne Gretzky was lured to coaching by the most basic reason: a love of the game.

Hockey's greatest player turns to coaching

Thrashers GM hopes to meet with Kovalchuk
ATLANTA - Ilya Kovalchuk will be in Atlanta this week to see his new daughter, and the Thrashers hope they can meet with their holdout forward during his visit.

African flavors come through in stew
My introduction to Moroccan fare was an evening spent sitting on plump floor pillows while platters of steaming delicacies were placed before me on a low table at The Imperial Fez in Atlanta.

African flavors come through in stew
My introduction to Moroccan fare was an evening spent sitting on plump floor pillows while platters of steaming delicacies were placed before me on a low table at The Imperial Fez in Atlanta.

African flavors come through in stew

It's about time we praise lazy people's contributions
One of my co-workers was chiding an associate the other day for being "lazy." She said it with an accusatory tone that implied laziness was a bad thing.

It's about time we praise lazy people's contributions
One of my co-workers was chiding an associate the other day for being "lazy." She said it with an accusatory tone that implied laziness was a bad thing.

Does private entity need public land?
It is really nice of our elite Columbia County Commission to give some of our land to the Family Y so they can put a fine, huge, new facility on our land. Ruth C. Tewes, Martinez

Schools aren't playpens for kids
It seems from all of the whining about the two "snow days" enjoyed by local schools - at the governor's request - we have finally uncovered what the public really thinks about education: Justen Wonderly, Augusta

Complacency is the enemy of progress
Another election season looms in Richmond County. Chances are, once again the election results will be determined by a small percentage of voters.Brian Green, Augusta

Bring bad pet caretakers to heel
Recently, I was enjoying a run with my dog on a leash on Walton Way - a great way to relieve stress and wind down after a day at work.Holly McCormick, Augusta

Article on loans missed the mark
On the heels of recent distorted reports in this publication about a special post-9-11 loan guarantee program administered by the Small Business Administration ("9-11 money went to many not in need," Sept. 9), it's time for a reality check.Hector V. Barreto, Washington, D.C.

Bring bad pet caretakers to heel
Recently, I was enjoying a run with my dog on a leash on Walton Way - a great way to relieve stress and wind down after a day at work.Holly McCormick, Augusta

What will consolidation cost?
I found the recent article by Preston Sparks ("Merger, bond could be linked") to be very interesting and informative.Bob Cipperly, Evans

Bush is more pitied than hated
Floyd Brown's Oct. 3 letter sings the standard refrain about Bush-haters. It's a common theme in letters to the editor in the newspapers I read from Aiken, Augusta, and Columbia. Greg Weis, Aiken, S.C.

Aiken County TIF plan must be stopped
The Aiken County Council is considering a Tax Increment Finance ("TIF") proposal for two residential development projects between Aiken and Graniteville. Dick Smith, Aiken, S.C.

Riverwalk area looks deplorable
I recently took a walk at Riverwalk Augusta. I was appalled by the condition of the entire area around the fountain, and the drive to the parking areas was ridiculous - ruts, holes, uneven surfaces, dirty roads and trash.Richard E Howard, Martinez

Tarver will serve everyone well
Reggie Williams tipped his hat to newly elected state Sen. Ed Tarver as being a man of honesty and integrity in a letter to The Chronicle on Sept. 28 ("Race, class can affect elections"). Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Bush is more pitied than hated

Article on loans missed the mark
On the heels of recent distorted reports in this publication about a special post-9-11 loan guarantee program administered by the Small Business Administration ("9-11 money went to many not in need," Sept. 9), it's time for a reality check.Hector V. Barreto, Washington, D.C.

Schools aren't playpens for kids
It seems from all of the whining about the two "snow days" enjoyed by local schools - at the governor's request - we have finally uncovered what the public really thinks about education: Justen Wonderly, Augusta

Complacency is the enemy of progress
Another election season looms in Richmond County. Chances are, once again the election results will be determined by a small percentage of voters.Brian Green, Augusta

Tarver will serve everyone well
Reggie Williams tipped his hat to newly elected state Sen. Ed Tarver as being a man of honesty and integrity in a letter to The Chronicle on Sept. 28 ("Race, class can affect elections"). Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Aiken County TIF plan must be stopped

Riverwalk area looks deplorable
I recently took a walk at Riverwalk Augusta. I was appalled by the condition of the entire area around the fountain, and the drive to the parking areas was ridiculous - ruts, holes, uneven surfaces, dirty roads and trash.Richard E Howard, Martinez

What will consolidation cost?
I found the recent article by Preston Sparks ("Merger, bond could be linked") to be very interesting and informative.Bob Cipperly, Evans

Complacency is the enemy of progress

What will consolidation cost?

Bush is more pitied than hated
Floyd Brown's Oct. 3 letter sings the standard refrain about Bush-haters. It's a common theme in letters to the editor in the newspapers I read from Aiken, Augusta, and Columbia. Greg Weis, Aiken, S.C.

Bring bad pet caretakers to heel

Aiken County TIF plan must be stopped
The Aiken County Council is considering a Tax Increment Finance ("TIF") proposal for two residential development projects between Aiken and Graniteville. Dick Smith, Aiken, S.C.

Riverwalk area looks deplorable

Does private entity need public land?
It is really nice of our elite Columbia County Commission to give some of our land to the Family Y so they can put a fine, huge, new facility on our land. Ruth C. Tewes, Martinez

Article on loans missed the mark

Schools aren't playpens for kids

Does private entity need public land?

Tarver will serve everyone well

Seniors calendar

New fashions embrace desire to show off pregnant bellies

Living briefs

A cheerful Jefferson is on new nickel

Health and fitness calendar

Study: TV time a big predictor of obesity in children

Wireless projects replace wires downed by Katrina

Cartoonist mixed fact, fiction in 'Calvin'

Living briefs

Living briefs
As the weather turns cooler, it becomes time to think about chapped lips.

Cartoonist mixed fact, fiction in 'Calvin'
In 1995, at the height of Calvin and Hobbes' popularity, Bill Watterson called it quits, pulling the plug on a comic strip read in more than 2,400 newspapers and beloved by millions.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

New fashions embrace desire to show off pregnant bellies
There's an adage among the beautiful set: If you've got it, flaunt it.

Living briefs
As the weather turns cooler, it becomes time to think about chapped lips.

Study: TV time a big predictor of obesity in children
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Like many kids, Jesse Drysdale hits the couch and television remote - grabbing some snacks and something to drink - when he gets home after junior high school each day.

Living briefs
If you're pregnant, you might notice your beauty marks growing along with your belly.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Wireless projects replace wires downed by Katrina
Hours after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast and knocked out telecommunications across much of the region, Mac Dearman visited shelters in northern Louisiana to connect telephones.

Study: TV time a big predictor of obesity in children
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Like many kids, Jesse Drysdale hits the couch and television remote - grabbing some snacks and something to drink - when he gets home after junior high school each day.

A cheerful Jefferson is on new nickel
WASHINGTON - After nearly 100 years of depicting presidents in somber profiles on the nation's coins, the Mint is trying something different: The new nickel features Thomas Jefferson, facing forward, with the hint of a smile.

Cartoonist mixed fact, fiction in 'Calvin'
In 1995, at the height of Calvin and Hobbes' popularity, Bill Watterson called it quits, pulling the plug on a comic strip read in more than 2,400 newspapers and beloved by millions.

A cheerful Jefferson is on new nickel
WASHINGTON - After nearly 100 years of depicting presidents in somber profiles on the nation's coins, the Mint is trying something different: The new nickel features Thomas Jefferson, facing forward, with the hint of a smile.

New fashions embrace desire to show off pregnant bellies
There's an adage among the beautiful set: If you've got it, flaunt it.

Wireless projects replace wires downed by Katrina
Hours after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast and knocked out telecommunications across much of the region, Mac Dearman visited shelters in northern Louisiana to connect telephones.

Living briefs
If you're pregnant, you might notice your beauty marks growing along with your belly.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Team's top scorer is back on roster
Augusta Lynx coach Bob Ferguson began filling his training camp roster thinking that center Jamie Johnson would not be returning.

Team's top scorer is back on roster

Team's top scorer is back on roster
Augusta Lynx coach Bob Ferguson began filling his training camp roster thinking that center Jamie Johnson would not be returning.

Medic 1st to wear badge

North Augusta budget holds no tax increase

Graniteville mills begin 350 layoffs
GRANITEVILLE - Avondale Mills Inc. officials announced Tuesday that 350 employees will be laid off, a move that comes after months of coping with the aftermath of a January chlorine spill that corroded some of its key textile plants.

Kid of the Day
Kallie Nicole Lane is today's Kid of the Day.

Elections to be held together
The special election to replace the late Georgia Rep. Henry L. Howard will be held on Election Day after all.

Greek houses sought by UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia could pay more than $1 million for five fraternity houses on South Lumpkin Street, maybe a lot more.

Across the area
A woman who was found dead in her trash can Saturday died of "positional asphyxiation," Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten said.

Correction
- An article about Joel Sonnenberg in The Augusta Chronicle's Religion section Saturday misidentified the location of an accident that critically burned him.

Elections to be held together

Greenery planned on three medians
Columbia County planners say they hope Furys Ferry Road will become more aesthetically pleasing, one median at a time.

Candidates seek support of group

North Augusta budget holds no tax increase
NORTH AUGUSTA - At Monday's city council meeting, the city proposed a 2006 budget of almost $25.3 million, which will keep the tax rate at the same level for the 14th straight year.

Candidates seek support of group
Whether to pass a much-debated sales tax package or put new leadership on the Augusta Commission were among the issues raised by candidates in a forum Tuesday night.

PTA waits on parents, hand and foot
Principal Verma Curtis had vowed to boost parent participation at East Augusta Middle School. And she did.

Greenery planned on three medians

Georgia's first lady focuses on kids
Georgia first lady Mary Perdue issued a "challenge and a charge" Monday, telling an Augusta audience to get involved in the lives of children.

Death-row inmate refuses further appeals
AIKEN - Hastings Arthur Wise's tenancy on South Carolina's death row might be nearing an end.

Limited supply slows flu-shot demand
Lovell Cooper offered her arm up and Frances Aycock stuck it. Getting a flu shot proved much easier this year for Mrs. Cooper than last.

Across the area

Friends in politics, music praise Howard
The loss of state Rep. Henry Howard, who died Monday, will be felt from Augusta to Atlanta, business, political and civic leaders said.

Kid of the Day

Legislative leader, family man dies
State Rep. Henry Howard, who died Monday of a massive heart attack, was a statesman, a gentleman, a wise counselor and a wonderful husband and father, say those who knew him best.

ASU students drive less as gas prices rise

Burke pleads guilty, avoids death penalty
After more than 17 months in police custody, Ronald F. Burke finally admitted he murdered Tamara Dunstan, killing her unborn child in the process. On Monday, he began a life sentence without parole.

Death-row inmate refuses further appeals

Death-row inmate refuses further appeals
AIKEN - Hastings Arthur Wise's tenancy on South Carolina's death row might be nearing an end.

Grantham says campaign sign law goes unenforced
An Augusta commissioner has suggested a use for the vacant Regency Mall: Use it to store political signs confiscated from public rights of way.

Kid of the Day
Kallie Nicole Lane is today's Kid of the Day.

Partnership with YMCA approved amid concerns

Science building almost finished

Friends in politics, music praise Howard
The loss of state Rep. Henry Howard, who died Monday, will be felt from Augusta to Atlanta, business, political and civic leaders said.

Music festival will honor James Brown

PTA waits on parents, hand and foot

Heating cost increase 'on the horizon'

Limited supply slows flu-shot demand

Across Georgia

News you can use
As part of the First Family's 2nd Annual Family Fitness Challenge, all South Carolinians and Georgians are invited to a fall bike ride Sunday.

Evans' new Target ready for business

Rants and Raves
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Craig: Retail isn't enough to power Augusta economy

Speed, curves contribute to fatal wrecks

Rants and Raves
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Graniteville is free from spill contaminants

Across South Carolina

Graniteville mills begin 350 layoffs

Across South Carolina
CLEMSON - Clemson University researchers want to hear from freshmen on campus about the situations that lead them to drink heavily in order to develop intervention programs to curb alcohol abuse.

Greek houses sought by UGA

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An Army sergeant killed by a sniper in Iraq last month has been buried with military honors.

Grantham says campaign sign law goes unenforced

Burke pleads guilty, avoids death penalty
After more than 17 months in police custody, Ronald F. Burke finally admitted he murdered Tamara Dunstan, killing her unborn child in the process. On Monday, he began a life sentence without parole.

Craig: Retail isn't enough to power Augusta economy
Danny Craig wants Augusta and Richmond County to get more OPM - Other People's Money.

Friends in politics, music praise Howard

Correction

Georgia's first lady focuses on kids

Medic 1st to wear badge
Continuing to treat detainees at a U.S. military prison in Iraq despite a mortar that fell only a few yards away was just part of his job and just part of being human, Master Sgt. David Allegretti said.

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Craig: Retail isn't enough to power Augusta economy
Danny Craig wants Augusta and Richmond County to get more OPM - Other People's Money.

Evans' new Target ready for business
The traffic on at least one stretch of Washington Road in Evans should be a little busier than normal today.

Music festival will honor James Brown
The 50th anniversary of James Brown's first major hit, Please, Please Please, will not go unnoticed in Augusta.

Speed, curves contribute to fatal wrecks
The tempting straightaways and generally open traffic lanes of River Watch Parkway are more dangerous than they look, traffic officers say, and recent fatalities underscore their message to take things slow.

Georgia job growth falls behind nation

Elections to be held together
The special election to replace the late Georgia Rep. Henry L. Howard will be held on Election Day after all.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An Army sergeant killed by a sniper in Iraq last month has been buried with military honors.

Science building almost finished
ATHENS, Ga. - Five years after the sudden death of U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell, a 140,000-square-foot science building named after him is nearing completion on the University of Georgia campus.

Legislative leader, family man dies
State Rep. Henry Howard, who died Monday of a massive heart attack, was a statesman, a gentleman, a wise counselor and a wonderful husband and father, say those who knew him best.

Heating cost increase 'on the horizon'
ATLANTA - Georgians can't escape the fact that they will see significantly higher heating bills this year, industry experts and state officials said Tuesday.

Across Georgia

Partnership with YMCA approved amid concerns
Columbia County commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday night to pursue a public-private partnership with the Family Y for the construction of a facility at Blanchard Woods, which will become the county's largest park.

ASU students drive less as gas prices rise
The thought of riding on a motorcycle used to scare Augusta State University student Shannon Bruckner.

Music festival will honor James Brown
The 50th anniversary of James Brown's first major hit, Please, Please Please, will not go unnoticed in Augusta.

Across South Carolina

Burke pleads guilty, avoids death penalty

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Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - A Columbus police officer was charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl, the third Columbus officer arrested this year.

Limited supply slows flu-shot demand
Lovell Cooper offered her arm up and Frances Aycock stuck it. Getting a flu shot proved much easier this year for Mrs. Cooper than last.

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Legislative leader, family man dies

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech and Emory University have received a $20 million federal grant to set up one of seven national cancer research centers.

Kid of the Day

Across the area
Authorities responded to a report of gunfire exchanged between two vehicles on the Aiken-Augusta Highway on Tuesday night, Aiken County sheriff's Lt. Michael Frank said.

Across the area

News you can use
As part of the First Family's 2nd Annual Family Fitness Challenge, all South Carolinians and Georgians are invited to a fall bike ride Sunday.

News you can use

Kid of the Day
Kalei Bowser is today's Kid of the Day.

ASU students drive less as gas prices rise
The thought of riding on a motorcycle used to scare Augusta State University student Shannon Bruckner.

Science building almost finished
ATHENS, Ga. - Five years after the sudden death of U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell, a 140,000-square-foot science building named after him is nearing completion on the University of Georgia campus.

Rants and Raves
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Kid of the Day
Kalei Bowser is today's Kid of the Day.

Georgia job growth falls behind nation
ATLANTA - Georgia's job growth is ranked among the 10 worst in the country, and the industries adding jobs the fastest don't pay enough to afford the median-priced home, according to a quarterly economic report released Tuesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Medic 1st to wear badge
Continuing to treat detainees at a U.S. military prison in Iraq despite a mortar that fell only a few yards away was just part of his job and just part of being human, Master Sgt. David Allegretti said.

Heating cost increase 'on the horizon'
ATLANTA - Georgians can't escape the fact that they will see significantly higher heating bills this year, industry experts and state officials said Tuesday.

Georgia job growth falls behind nation
ATLANTA - Georgia's job growth is ranked among the 10 worst in the country, and the industries adding jobs the fastest don't pay enough to afford the median-priced home, according to a quarterly economic report released Tuesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Partnership with YMCA approved amid concerns
Columbia County commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday night to pursue a public-private partnership with the Family Y for the construction of a facility at Blanchard Woods, which will become the county's largest park.

Candidates seek support of group
Whether to pass a much-debated sales tax package or put new leadership on the Augusta Commission were among the issues raised by candidates in a forum Tuesday night.

Greek houses sought by UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia could pay more than $1 million for five fraternity houses on South Lumpkin Street, maybe a lot more.

Grantham says campaign sign law goes unenforced
An Augusta commissioner has suggested a use for the vacant Regency Mall: Use it to store political signs confiscated from public rights of way.

PTA waits on parents, hand and foot
Principal Verma Curtis had vowed to boost parent participation at East Augusta Middle School. And she did.

Across the area
Authorities responded to a report of gunfire exchanged between two vehicles on the Aiken-Augusta Highway on Tuesday night, Aiken County sheriff's Lt. Michael Frank said.

Correction
- An article about Joel Sonnenberg in The Augusta Chronicle's Religion section Saturday misidentified the location of an accident that critically burned him.

Georgia's first lady focuses on kids
Georgia first lady Mary Perdue issued a "challenge and a charge" Monday, telling an Augusta audience to get involved in the lives of children.

North Augusta budget holds no tax increase
NORTH AUGUSTA - At Monday's city council meeting, the city proposed a 2006 budget of almost $25.3 million, which will keep the tax rate at the same level for the 14th straight year.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech and Emory University have received a $20 million federal grant to set up one of seven national cancer research centers.

Across the area
A woman who was found dead in her trash can Saturday died of "positional asphyxiation," Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten said.

Across South Carolina
CLEMSON - Clemson University researchers want to hear from freshmen on campus about the situations that lead them to drink heavily in order to develop intervention programs to curb alcohol abuse.

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - A Columbus police officer was charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl, the third Columbus officer arrested this year.

Evans' new Target ready for business
The traffic on at least one stretch of Washington Road in Evans should be a little busier than normal today.

Greenery planned on three medians
Columbia County planners say they hope Furys Ferry Road will become more aesthetically pleasing, one median at a time.

Speed, curves contribute to fatal wrecks
The tempting straightaways and generally open traffic lanes of River Watch Parkway are more dangerous than they look, traffic officers say, and recent fatalities underscore their message to take things slow.

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Graniteville is free from spill contaminants
GRANITEVILLE - Graniteville residents can breath easy, say officials of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Nickelback's Chad Kroeger has high expectations

Hip-hop or Sinatra? It's often up to the anesthesiologist

Nickelback's Chad Kroeger has high expectations
It seems Nickelback's recent runaway success has given lead singer Chad Kroeger a bit of an identity crisis.

Nickelback's Chad Kroeger has high expectations
It seems Nickelback's recent runaway success has given lead singer Chad Kroeger a bit of an identity crisis.

Country star says baby isn't his
NEW YORK - Chris Cagle was excited about becoming a new dad, only to learn after the baby was born that he isn't the father.

Hip-hop or Sinatra? It's often up to the anesthesiologist
CHICAGO - General anesthesia or local? Hip-hop or Sinatra? These are among the decisions facing Dr. Frank Gentile in his double-duty job as anesthesiologist and self-styled DJ of the OR.

Country star says baby isn't his

Hip-hop or Sinatra? It's often up to the anesthesiologist
CHICAGO - General anesthesia or local? Hip-hop or Sinatra? These are among the decisions facing Dr. Frank Gentile in his double-duty job as anesthesiologist and self-styled DJ of the OR.

Country star says baby isn't his
NEW YORK - Chris Cagle was excited about becoming a new dad, only to learn after the baby was born that he isn't the father.

Wahle getting used to seeing Packers on opposite sideline

Carolina escapes with home victory

Falcons' Vick to start vs. Patriots

Blame Favre for Carolina's near collapse

Ms. Susie M. Lowe    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Josie D. Stewart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arsey "Bill" Corley    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. Frederick Welcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Michael D. Webster    (ROME, Ga.)

Mr. Michael G. Mulich    (SFC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Cunningham Scholly    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Marie Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Ann Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael G. Newton    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. James R. Borum    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Marie Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Buford F. Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josie D. Stewart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Cunningham Scholly    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Ann Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Davis    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Ford    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Eydie Roberts    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Radford    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Jordan    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosalie E. Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Buford Franklin Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Flournoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. R.C. Jordan    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Ford    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Jordan    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Noonan    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Willie Humphrey    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Pardue Berry    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Irene Poole    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Frederick Welcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Jerome Hutson    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Jordan    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. James R. Borum    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Marable    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosalie E. Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Frederick Welcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lenore Miller Davis    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Noonan    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Jackie Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Michael G. Newton    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Mae Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Oliphant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Jordan    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Radford    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Griffin, Jr.    (HICKORY, N.C.)

Ms. Eydie Roberts    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James H. Fambrough    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Radford    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Jordan    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Oliphant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William Jordan    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Jerome Hutson    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Bill Marable    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Irene Poole    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Monroe Timmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Mae Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Humphrey    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Monroe Timmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Marable    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Michael D. Webster    (ROME, Ga.)

Mr. Clinton McCladdie, Sr.    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Frederick Welcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Presley E. Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arsey "Bill" Corley    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. Johnny Radford    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Audrey Webster    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Lenore Miller Davis    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Ann Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Ann Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Carolyn Anne Hirsch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Buford F. Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Barron    (NASHVILLE, Tenn.)

Mrs. Sarah Davis    (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Claude M. Beggs    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Flournoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl B. Barwick, Sr.    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Broyles    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Audrey Webster    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Marjorie Campbell    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Pardue Berry    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Presley E. Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford E. Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael G. Mulich    (SFC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Dugar    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Clinton McCladdie, Sr.    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. James H. Fambrough    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Marable    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Forstner    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Susie M. Lowe    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Buford Franklin Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. R.C. Jordan    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Irene Poole    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Clifford E. Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dea. Gerald F. Hay, Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur E. Clark    (ELYRIA, Ohio)

Mrs. Huzlee Gilchrist    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Broyles    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Forstner    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Earl B. Barwick, Sr.    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Albert Dugar    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Irene Poole    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Marjorie Campbell    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Huzlee Gilchrist    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Claude M. Beggs    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Griffin, Jr.    (HICKORY, N.C.)

Mrs. Betty Barron    (NASHVILLE, Tenn.)

Dea. Gerald F. Hay, Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Ms. Carolyn Anne Hirsch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Humphrey (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Jordan (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mrs. Audrey Webster (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur E. Clark (ELYRIA, Ohio)

Mr. Clifford E. Curry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arsey "Bill" Corley (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Marie Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Jordan (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Dugar (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Earl B. Barwick, Sr. (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Johnny Radford (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Presley E. Myers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Irene Poole (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Emily Forstner (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Buford Franklin Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Susie M. Lowe (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Josie D. Stewart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Ann Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Barron (NASHVILLE, Tenn.)

Mrs. Lenore Miller Davis (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Marable (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Leroy Griffin, Jr. (HICKORY, N.C.)

Mrs. Frances Barnhart (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Buford F. Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Irene Poole (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Jackie Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Radford (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Jerome Hutson (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Jordan (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Flournoy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dea. Gerald F. Hay, Sr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Bill Marable (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Pardue Berry (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. R.C. Jordan (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Broyles (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Mae Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clinton McCladdie, Sr. (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James H. Fambrough (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Noonan (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Claude M. Beggs (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Ann Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael G. Mulich (SFC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Frederick Welcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Oliphant (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Marjorie Campbell (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. James R. Borum (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Carolyn Anne Hirsch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Ford (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Monroe Timmons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Huzlee Gilchrist (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Davis (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Frederick Welcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Cunningham Scholly (EVANS, Ga.)

Dr. Michael D. Webster (ROME, Ga.)

Ms. Eydie Roberts (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Michael G. Newton (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosalie E. Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Barnhart (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Kim has found a passion for sport

Overtime

Paine is knocked from its pedestal

Kim has found a passion for sport
Annie Kim felt burned out. Ultimately, she decided to run cross country in college.

Overtime
Top-ranked USC Aiken and senior Scott Brown were repeat winners in the AFLAC/Cougar Invitational in Columbus, Ga.

Kim has found a passion for sport
Annie Kim felt burned out. Ultimately, she decided to run cross country in college.

Paine is knocked from its pedestal
Sarah Lobstein's spikes have a thunderous sound about them.

Overtime
Top-ranked USC Aiken and senior Scott Brown were repeat winners in the AFLAC/Cougar Invitational in Columbus, Ga.

Paine is knocked from its pedestal
Sarah Lobstein's spikes have a thunderous sound about them.

Carolina escapes with home victory
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Brett Favre showed he still has some Monday night magic - just not enough to prevent the Green Bay Packers from their worst start in 17 years.

Falcons' Vick to start vs. Patriots
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick is expected to start against New England this week after an MRI confirmed Monday that he did not seriously injure his right knee Sunday in Atlanta's victory over Minnesota.

Wahle getting used to seeing Packers on opposite sideline
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mike Wahle liked being one of the guys charged with protecting Green Bay's future Hall of Fame quarterback. That's what made it so hard to leave the Packers in pursuit of a Super Bowl title.

Wahle getting used to seeing Packers on opposite sideline
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mike Wahle liked being one of the guys charged with protecting Green Bay's future Hall of Fame quarterback. That's what made it so hard to leave the Packers in pursuit of a Super Bowl title.

Carolina escapes with home victory
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Brett Favre showed he still has some Monday night magic - just not enough to prevent the Green Bay Packers from their worst start in 17 years.

Blame Favre for Carolina's near collapse
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers were building a comfortable lead against Green Bay, but coach John Fox didn't dare let his team back down. Not with Brett Favre in the game.

Falcons' Vick to start vs. Patriots
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick is expected to start against New England this week after an MRI confirmed Monday that he did not seriously injure his right knee Sunday in Atlanta's victory over Minnesota.

Blame Favre for Carolina's near collapse
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers were building a comfortable lead against Green Bay, but coach John Fox didn't dare let his team back down. Not with Brett Favre in the game.

Sid Caesar marvels at technology with DVDs
LOS ANGELES - Sid Caesar sounds a bit bemused by the technology that has allowed his classic TV shows to reach a new generation via DVD.

Sid Caesar marvels at technology with DVDs
LOS ANGELES - Sid Caesar sounds a bit bemused by the technology that has allowed his classic TV shows to reach a new generation via DVD.

Disrupting stereotypes on 'Twins'
LOS ANGELES - Melanie Griffith isn't having an easy morning on the set of the WB's new series "Twins." Adjusting to the constant script rewriting typical of sitcoms can be difficult for someone new to the genre.

Disrupting stereotypes on 'Twins'

Two weeks into fall season, juggling begins
NEW YORK - Two weeks into a new TV season and the juggling of schedules has already begun, except at quick-starting ABC and CBS.

Sid Caesar marvels at technology with DVDs

Two weeks into fall season, juggling begins
NEW YORK - Two weeks into a new TV season and the juggling of schedules has already begun, except at quick-starting ABC and CBS.

Disrupting stereotypes on 'Twins'
LOS ANGELES - Melanie Griffith isn't having an easy morning on the set of the WB's new series "Twins." Adjusting to the constant script rewriting typical of sitcoms can be difficult for someone new to the genre.

Two weeks into fall season, juggling begins

People in the News

Jagger denies reports of Stones rift over his girlfriend

Benigni's new film focuses on war in Iraq

People in the News

Study: Films ignore negative consequences

Georgia win would break Vols' record
ATHENS, Ga. - Before Mark Richt arrived at Georgia, a generation had passed since the Bulldogs had left Knoxville, Tenn., as winners.

Georgia win would break Vols' record

'Dogs players mum on flag incident in '04
It's no surprise that a picture of defensive back Jason Allen planting a Tennessee flag at the midfield 'G' of Sanford Stadium after last year's 19-14 Volunteers' win over Georgia has made its way to the bulletin board inside the Bulldogs' locker room this week.

'Dogs players mum on flag incident in '04

'Dogs players mum on flag incident in '04
It's no surprise that a picture of defensive back Jason Allen planting a Tennessee flag at the midfield 'G' of Sanford Stadium after last year's 19-14 Volunteers' win over Georgia has made its way to the bulletin board inside the Bulldogs' locker room this week.

Georgia win would break Vols' record
ATHENS, Ga. - Before Mark Richt arrived at Georgia, a generation had passed since the Bulldogs had left Knoxville, Tenn., as winners.

Spurrier's job harder after Auburn loss
COLUMBIA, S.C. - These days when Steve Spurrier wants to remember winning football, he'll look at his championship trophies and plaques.

Spurrier's job harder after Auburn loss

Spurrier's job harder after Auburn loss
COLUMBIA, S.C. - These days when Steve Spurrier wants to remember winning football, he'll look at his championship trophies and plaques.

Now an ace can lead to bright future
There are perks that come with making a hole-in-one - aside, of course, from having the information printed in the local newspaper.

Now an ace can lead to bright future
There are perks that come with making a hole-in-one - aside, of course, from having the information printed in the local newspaper.

Girl's decision to end relationship is justified
I broke up with my boyfriend because he and his ex-girlfriend are too close of friends for me.

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After Katrina, victims strong amid damage
The weekend of Sept 23, I helped with a Hurricane Katrina relief mission trip along with 75 faculty members and students from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.

Displaced teens cope with new homes, schools

Displaced teens cope with new homes, schools
A little more than a month ago, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. In what has been considered the nation's worst natural disaster, thousands died and tens of thousands, including teenagers, have been left without homes and schools.

Girl's decision to end relationship is justified

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold.:

After Katrina, victims strong amid damage

4-1-1
This intelligent pop band is in top form on their latest release, The Invisible Invasion. The six-piece group (all lads) was formed in Hoylake, England in 1996, when the members were barely teenagers, and critics seem to agree their many years of playing together has enriched all their efforts so far.

4-1-1

After Katrina, victims strong amid damage
The weekend of Sept 23, I helped with a Hurricane Katrina relief mission trip along with 75 faculty members and students from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold.:

Volunteers can help ease suffering
Sept. 11, 2001: Terrorists use planes as missiles and blow up the World Trade Center towers. More than 3,000 killed.

4-1-1
This intelligent pop band is in top form on their latest release, The Invisible Invasion. The six-piece group (all lads) was formed in Hoylake, England in 1996, when the members were barely teenagers, and critics seem to agree their many years of playing together has enriched all their efforts so far.

Displaced teens cope with new homes, schools
A little more than a month ago, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. In what has been considered the nation's worst natural disaster, thousands died and tens of thousands, including teenagers, have been left without homes and schools.

Question of the week
Q: At what age should parents start discussing sex and sexuality with their children?

Xtreme calendar
WANNA TASTE? Sample the city's best food and enjoy live entertainment at the Best of Augusta Bash from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St. The After Bash is scheduled for 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Tickets are $12 advance, $17 at the door. Call 823-3722 or visit www.augustamagazine.com.

Girl's decision to end relationship is justified
I broke up with my boyfriend because he and his ex-girlfriend are too close of friends for me.

Group helps pupils develop, improve acting skills
Every second Saturday, middle school and high school pupils from around Aiken and Augusta come to the Aiken Community Playhouse for Youth Wing.

Question of the week
Q: At what age should parents start discussing sex and sexuality with their children?

Audio best

Xtreme calendar
WANNA TASTE? Sample the city's best food and enjoy live entertainment at the Best of Augusta Bash from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St. The After Bash is scheduled for 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Tickets are $12 advance, $17 at the door. Call 823-3722 or visit www.augustamagazine.com.

Question of the week

Volunteers can help ease suffering
Sept. 11, 2001: Terrorists use planes as missiles and blow up the World Trade Center towers. More than 3,000 killed.

Group helps pupils develop, improve acting skills
Every second Saturday, middle school and high school pupils from around Aiken and Augusta come to the Aiken Community Playhouse for Youth Wing.

Volunteers can help ease suffering

Group helps pupils develop, improve acting skills

School lunch menu

Events

Area adult literacy sites

Milestones

Group is putting children in motion

Fort marks Oktoberfest with fun, food

Navy vet tells story of Tuskegee Airmen for freedom series

Meetings

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Winter Colony home becomes private club

Veterans ring in fall with festival

Physics students build launchers for competition

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